As one of the largest and most established film festivals in North America – 142,000 admissions at 643 screenings in 2012 – the mandate of the Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society (VIFF) is to encourage understanding of the world’s cultures through the art of cinema, foster the art of cinema and facilitate a convergence in BC of creative industry professionals from around the world that will stimulate the province's motion picture industry.
Furthering its commitment to showcase local filmmakers on our world stage and supporting the development of creative industry talent in our province, VIFF 2013 will introduce the BC Spotlight, a dedicated program of films, adjudicated competition and the BC Spotlight Industry Party.
VIFF has announced two new awards:
BC Emerging Filmmaker Award
Best BC Film
Submission deadline for BC productions has been extended to July 15.